Lions, and gyros, and Hons, oh my! There is a TON of things happening in and around Charm City this weekend that will keep the kiddos — and parents — entertained. Check out The Wizard of Oz or a Music Box Concert, party with the Hons, go back in time at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park, stroll through the Zoo after hours, get your foodie on at the Greek Festival, and more. Here are our top picks for kid-approved fun this weekend.

baltimore family events this weekend

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival
The St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, Maryland’s most attended Hellenic celebration, returns to GreekTown Square in Baltimore June 11-14, 2015. This annual four-day event celebrates the best of Greek culture: food, music, dance, faith and legendary hospitality. Enjoy free admission and parking, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and live music and performances. GreekTown Square, Thursday – Sunday. MORE INFO

The Wizard of Oz at Harford Community College
Join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion as they venture down the Yellow Brick Road towards the Emerald City to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz. Featuring Baum’s iconic characters and filled with all the songs you love, THE WIZARD OF OZ will take you on a magical journey to see what lies over the rainbow! Presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. Performances Friday – Sunday. MORE INFO

Honfest
The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration and local tradition in honor of these women. Enjoy live music, classic Bawlmer foods and Hampden’s eclectic merchants, and indulge your bouffant-craving inner Hon at the Glamour Lounge. Saturday and Sunday, The Avenue in Hampden. MORE INFO

Music Box Series: Around the Globe
Journey across the globe through music, song, and dance as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates a multitude of cultures around the world. Ages: 6 months- 3 years. Shows at 10 AM and 11:30 AM on Saturday. BSO Music Box is a concert series created for babies and toddlers 6 months to 3 years and their families. Hosted by acclaimed actress, dancer and storyteller Maria Broom, the Music Box Series gives your budding music-lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive activities and songs. MORE INFO

Father’s Day Craft at The BMI
Kids can visit our craft table and make a handmade gift for Dad or Granddad at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Included with paid admission. Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Colonial Market Fair at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
A celebration of early American life, the Colonial Market Fair offers visitors a rare opportunity to retrace the footsteps of Benjamin Banneker while they watch colonial craftsmen at work, hear lively music of the period, and try their hand at colonial crafts and games. Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
aryland Traditions, the folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council, presents “Baltimore’s Best Arts Showcase” (Baltimore Magazine, 2011). This is a day-long, indoor-outdoor, multi-cultural, interactive, family-friendly festival! A spectrum of MD-based performers include Baltimore’s preeminent young jazz artist Lafayette Gilchrist & The New Volcanoes, Baltimore-based & legendary doo-wop band The Swallows; bluegrass band The Carroll County Ramblers; Sam Ouen-Tes & Cambodian Buddhist Ensemble w/ Khmer classical musicians and dancers; Marimba Linda Xelaju of Guatemala; and more! Saturday, 11 AM – 7 PM at The Creative Alliance. MORE INFO

After Hours With the Animals
Tt’s your chance to get wild after hours! Take a cool summer stroll among the animals and explore more the second Saturday evening May – September. You’ll see more and SAVE more, because all ticket prices will drop to $10 from 4pm-7pm. Admission for Zoo members is free. MORE INFO

Father’s Day Snack with the Animals at Irvine Nature Center
Looking for the perfect way to spend Father’s Day? Bring your dad to observe animal feeding time at Irvine. Find out what our resident animals like to munch on, see some critters enjoy a tasty meal and share a delicious treat with dad! All ages. Please register as soon as possible! Programs may fill, in which case, they will not be able to accept walk-ins. Sunday, 1 PM – 2 PM. MORE INFO

Kinetic Sculpture Race
AVAM is thrilled to announce its 17th annual Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 14, starting at 11am. The museum’s staff worked closely with city officials to secure a new date for it’s annual competition of human-powered works of art, which has always been dedicated to the delight, communal participation, peace and love of our City. This year’s race will be sporting an “Out of This World” theme in tribute to The Hubble Space Telescope. MORE INFO

Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series
Concerts are held Sunday evenings in the Great Bowl from 6-8 pm. Admission for the concerts begins at 5 pm. Tickets are purchased at the gate and are not sold in advance. (Sorry, Ladew green guest passes and Entertainment Book coupons are not accepted for their concert series. However, Ladew’s Member Music Lover passes are accepted.) Bring your blankets, chairs, food and non-alcoholic beverages. This weekend, catch Talking Heads tribute band Psycho Killers. MORE INFO